Minister Leitch congratulates parties on ratifying a new agreement covering employees at the Ambassador Bridge
OTTAWA, Oct. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated the Canadian Transit Company and Teamsters Local 879 today on reaching a new collective agreement covering 14 employees working as general maintenance employees, janitors, patrolmen and traffic guards at the Ambassador Bridge. Their previous collective agreement expired on September 18, 2013.
This agreement was reached with assistance from the Labour Program's Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, which provides dispute resolution and dispute prevention assistance to trade unions and employers under the Canada Labour Code.
- The Canadian Transit Company is the owner of the Canadian side of the Ambassador Bridge, a bridge that connects Detroit, Michigan with Windsor, Ontario.
- Over the past five years, 94 percent of collective bargaining negotiations in the federal jurisdiction were resolved without a work stoppage when the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service was involved.
"I would like to applaud the Canadian Transit Company and Teamsters Local 879 for working together to reach a new collective agreement while continuing to provide cross-border services for the travelling public and commercial cargo. Their efforts to resolve the dispute without a work stoppage benefit business and the Canadian economy."
– The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women
SOURCE: Employment and Social Development Canada
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